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May 24, 2019

Dynamite Discovered in Murphy Area

On March 21st , 2016 a concerned citizen phoned the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office to report a find of what he believed to be unexploded dynamite at a site where a cleanup and demolition operation was being done at an old mechanic shop on Old Ranger Road just outside the town limits of Murphy.  Deputi...
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Nominations Closing Soon for the North Carolina Awards

Less than one month remains to make a nomination for the 2016 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state. The nomination period closes April 15, 2016. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the award recognizes “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens...
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Wanted Fugitive in Sex Offenses

The Asheville Police Department is searching for a fugitive who failed to show up for a court hearing Thursday, March 17, 2016. Matthew Edwards was later reported missing by family members. Family told authorities that Edwards may have fled the area with intentions to harm himself. The Buncombe County S...
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Manage strawberry fertilization with plant tissue testing

Strawberry season is quickly approaching and now is the time for strawberry farmers to fertilize plants to give them a healthy boost to produce pretty, large berries. Strawberries grown on black plastic require intensive and precise fertilization, a formula that is best determined by collecting leaf and...
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High Speed Car Chase in Haywood County Ends in Drug Arrest

There was a high-speed chase Wednesday night in Haywood County, according to Haywood County Dispatch. The chase began at about 9 p.m at Pilot Truck Stop off of Exit 24 on I-40, and ended around 9:30 p.m. Reports state a white Porsche driven by Robert Hugh Barton, 34,  reached speeds over 100 mph. The dr...
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